The Dragon Wagon

The Dragon Wagon
The landscaping changes often.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Newfoundland - Part 8

One of our favorite Newfoundland experiences during our 2008 visit was the boat tour on Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park, so we visited it again this trip.  Western Brook Pond is a lake that fills a glacier carved valley.  After the last ice age, Western Brook Pond was a fjord connected to the ocean, but rising of the land eventually cut it off from the sea.  Getting to the tour boat at the lake requires a hike along a 3 kilometer (nearly 2 mile) trail.  This is a fairly easy trail of mostly packed gravel and sections of boardwalk.

Looking toward the valley from the start of the trail

A portion of the trail bordered by buttercup wildflowers

Sections of boardwalk cross wet areas

Looking across a large pond midway along the trail

There were lots of wild irises in bloom

Dwarf Dogwood

Dragon's Mouth (a member of the orchid family)

A pitcher plant with a blossom

The fresh evergreen growth was very noticeable.

Finally near the lake end of the trail

Our tour boat at the boat dock

Starting into the valley

The upper end of the lake and our turn around point


  1. Enjoying the blog Art, excellent pictures as always.

  2. Lovely, Art! Great flower pics, too!

  3. Great pics! Put Barbara to work with some commentary about the trip! --Jon